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Four of the contestants in Aurora Librarys recent Design a Dessert program are shown here. From left are Cecilia Pisano,Sarah Cochran, Chase Godale and Jasmine Rodriquez. Katie Cochran, who missed the event because of illness but had prepared chocolate banana cake, won a prize for the best-tasting dessert. Pisanos chocolate crunch bars were named the most kid-friendly recipe and Rodriquezs no-bake birthday cake decorated with fondant butterflies earned the best presentation award. Sarah Cochrans cardboard cake, so named for its melted chocolate topping, was voted most creative use of ingredients, while Godale won a prize for her mini-poster illustrating the recipe directions for her hot chocolate pudding pie. Contestants made their desserts using three main ingredients, illustrated their recipe directions on mini-posters and described the steps involved in making their desserts. They also voted for their favorite desserts in various categories, and family members who attended the program enjoyed tasting all the creations.